Athens-born Romina Karamenea studied fashion design and product development at Nottingham Trent University. She continued to study a Post Graduate diploma in Innovative Pattern Cutting at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. After graduating Karamenea worked with designers including Clements Ribeiro, Robert Cary-Williams, and Preen before launching her signature brand in 2005. She has exhibited twice at ONIOFF and the White show in Milan. As a result of Karamenea’s presentation at London Fashion Week in September 2006, her first capsule collection was bought by B store, and figures such Isabella Blow, Franca Sozzani and Cameron Silver commissioned her work.
In March 2007 she was appointed Creative Director for StyleShake, an e-commerce bespoke brand. Her work has been featured in publications including WWD, Vogue and Surface.
- Davies, Hywel; ‘100 New Fashion Designers’ Laurence King Publishers September 2008.